Posted Nov 1, 2023 - LesbianGlobal
Graeme Reid: A LesbianGlobal Legend
We’re sad to see Graeme Reid, Director of the LGBT Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW), leave that position, but equally happy that he will now serve as the United Nations (UN) Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (SOGI).
Posted Aug 12, 2023 - Author Lilah Katz
The Power of Visibility: Strengthening LBQ+ Connections Globally
As a new member of the LesbianGlobal team, I felt exhilarated entering a professional LBQ+ women’s space for the first time. Eager to help empower our community, my role as a Research and Community Engagement intern began with an ambitious task—to compile a comprehensive list of LBQ+ organizations working to protect and uplift LBQ+ women and communities worldwide. But my excitement turned to dismay as I discovered the alarming invisibility and lack of support for LBQ+ women globally.
The harsh reality became evident—LBQ+ women’s existence challenges societal norms, threatening the heteropatriarchy, which responds with violence and suppression. LBQ+ women often hide to survive, making it challenging to find organizations dedicated to uplifting and protecting their existence. Our partner organizations like Astraea and MamaCash, along with the recent HRW report on LBQ+ women globally (produced in collaboration with LesbianGlobal), provided valuable insights into the few groups working tirelessly to support LBQ+ women worldwide.